HyperDic: john_barleycorn

English > 1 sense of the expression John Barleycorn:
NOUNfoodJohn Barleycorn, liquor, spirits, booze, hard drink, hard liquor, strong drinkan alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented
English > John Barleycorn: 1 sense > noun 1, food
MeaningAn alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented.
Synonymsliquor, spirits, booze, hard drink, hard liquor, strong drink
Narroweraqua vitae, ardent spiritsStrong distilled liquor or brandy
aquavit, akvavitScandinavian liquor usually flavored with caraway seeds
arrack, arakAny of various strong liquors distilled from the fermented sap of toddy palms or from fermented molasses
bittersalcoholic liquor flavored with bitter herbs and roots
brandydistilled from wine or fermented fruit juice
firewaterAny strong spirits (such as strong whisky or rum)
ginStrong liquor flavored with juniper berries
lacingA small amount of liquor added to a food or beverage
mescalA colorless Mexican liquor distilled from fermented juices of certain desert plants of the genus Agavaceae (especially the century plant)
ouzoA Greek liquor flavored with anise
rumliquor distilled from fermented molasses
schnapps, schnapsAny of various strong liquors especially a Dutch spirit distilled from potatoes
tequilaMexican liquor made from fermented juices of an agave plant
vodkaunaged colorless liquor originating in Russia
whiskey, whiskyA liquor made from fermented mash of grain
Broaderalcohol, alcoholic drink, alcoholic beverage, intoxicant, inebriantA liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent
Spanishaguardiente, alcohol, bebida fuerte, licor, trago
Catalanaiguardent, alcohol, beguda forta, esperit de vi, licor

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